Two of our neighbours - kangaroos.
This picture was taken early one misty morning and shows the 2 element, HF, Cubex Quad antenna.
The multiband HF ground plane antenna featuring the Hustler 6BTV vertical.
This 'Bush block' is about 450 acres in size. We often sit here of an evening and have a drink over looking the countryside.
It doesn't rain like this here very often.
The Ham Radio stations shown on this page are all out in the middle of nowhere and solar powered. Nearest power grid is in the town about 10
klms away. We have a good 4G wireless Internet connection though from the town. This enables the stations to be remotely controlled via the Internet.
One of the Ham Radio shacks at the property - solar powered. The large lead acid battery on the left has been in use for 12 years
but has recently been replaced with 800AH Lithium Ion batteries.
An 80 watt solar panel used to slowly charge the battery but now 6 solar panels, on the roof, do the job.
The shack set up for remote operating from the home Qth. IC-7600 and FT-897.
The remote control system used is the Swedish system, 'Remote Rig'. but nowadays, Nov. 2023, I recommend the RemoteTX Program.
If interested, go to the 'Remote Control' Link at the bottom of this page.
The second solar station - the renovated caravan shack.
The caravan before having been renovated.
The green top of the battery can be seen in the foreground. Here is a page dedicated to this caravan shack.
If interested, click caravan shack. It will open in a new window.
The first solar shed my Dad and I built using second hand fencing iron about 20 years ago, I guess.
A few years ago, it was set up to be able to remotely control a Yaesu FT-450D run by solar power. The stations are unattended.
The blue SMS relay switch shown, which has now been upgraded, enables the radio station to be turned on when about to operate
and turned off again when shutting down. This is achieved by using your cell phone to send an appropriate SMS message to the
SMS relay switch. The switch then sends back to your phone an SMS telling you that the radios etc. have been turned on or off
as the case may be. Shortly after, you can connect to the radio via the Internet. Otherwise, if the radio etc. is left turned on
all the time, the battery would soon become depleted and unusable. Here is a page dedicated to this remotely controlled station.
If interested, click green shed. It will open in a new window.
Another colorbond Solar Shack.
The remote operating position at the home Qth. For Information about remote control
Remote operating via the Internet from the home Qth.
For information about powering your radio station using solar power, if interested,
To see a page highlighting my Solar Stations, Click Here. and the Location here called 'Taron.'